David Hayter Wants To Know If You'd Be Okay If He Wasn't In MGS: Ground Zeroes

GR - "The voice of Solid Snake wants to know if you'd be okay with someone else taking his role in MGS: Ground Zeroes."

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Kamikaze1351811d ago

If he wants to take a break from doing Snake's voice, then that's totally understandable. I just hope they can find somebody to fill in his shoes.

TopDudeMan1811d ago

There'll only be one david hayter, but I don't think it'll be too hard to find another voice actor who'll do a convincing solid snake. But you'll be able to tell it isn't him.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31811d ago

How did this get approved with that title?

Army_of_Darkness1811d ago (Edited 1811d ago )

The ones that approved this article doesn't know how to read/ write English themselves that's why this got approved. LOL!

On topic: Is he really that busy to not be able to do the voice of snake in a MGS game? a game that comes out every several years?!
Oh well, whatever, as long as the next game is great I'm all in.

ilikestuff1811d ago

yea, i read the title about 3 times trying to process it, clicked to see if yoda wrote the article

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Denethor_II1811d ago

Yeah I know, I mean, even North Americans can somewhat write in, and understand English.

SilentNegotiator1811d ago

I want to who edited title. Is Trainwreck!

Not even the glorious Mark Hamill could do Joker forever. The vocal baton has to be passed eventually.

knowyourstuff1811d ago

It's simple - David Hayter asked for way more money, and is leveraging the fans to get him more money. Don't people get it? There's a reason he's tagging Kojima and Konami Productions. He wants them to know that without him their game won't sell, and will piss tons of fans off. He's right, the reaction by and large has been terrible.

DragonKnight1810d ago (Edited 1810d ago )

It's definitely possible for someone to do justice to Snake. I mean, does anyone remember Mako? The iconic voice of Aku in Samurai Jack, or Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender? Mako died before the third season of Avatar and was replaced by an American voice actor named Greg Baldwin (who was in Assassin's Creed 2, Rainbow 6: Lockdown, F.E.A.R., Bioshock) who studied Mako's voice so much that he was able to perfectly duplicate it. It's uncanny how identical he sounds.

This is a video that switches the roles of Iroh and Aku as voiced by Mako.

This is the tribute song done for Mako by Greg Baldwin after his death and after Greg replaced him on Avatar.

So we can see that, even if Hayter doesn't do Snake, he isn't irreplaceable. It's just a matter of finding the right voice actor.

crxss1810d ago

It'd be sad but I'd deal. I would have to have snake's Japanese voice actor though

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Omar911811d ago

I'm sorry but I completely disagree with you. I understand if the man wants to take a break from the series, however like the comment above me said, there is only one David Hayter and he is in many fans mind THE solid snake. I cant imagine snakes voice being any different.

The fantastic voice acting he did in MGS4 will never be portrayed any better by someone different especially since he's been doing snakes voice for years!

I will not be happy if this was the case.

theDECAY1811d ago

I actually think he did best in MGS2. Every game after that the voice sounds tired and redundant, like he's trying really hard for it to be Snake.

jon12341810d ago

no no no, his best work, is and always will be MGS, nothing compares to it.

Omar911810d ago

@ Decay

I feel like many people dislike his voice in MGS4 because of how "shabby" it sounds. I think it made snake as a character stand out even more because it made sense! His aging body is taking a tole on him and his voice just fits so well with what is happening to him throughout the game. This was done intentional for that reason. He did a amazing job in every mgs game, which is why him leaving and having someone else portray as snake would change the character in general.

I respect your opinion though!

cyclindk1811d ago

Clint Eastwood should do the trick nicely.

OlgerO1811d ago

Nolan North to the rescue!

WitWolfy1810d ago

I doubt he will be able to give it justice bud.. Good suggestion though!

Sam Fisher1810d ago

At this point i wouldnt be surprised if nolan is in the game somehow, the guy sells himself like a Vietnamese whore

1Victor1811d ago

@Kamikaze 135 you mean his size 52" shoes because it will be hard to do equal to his work. It would be ok would I like it Nooooooooooo

007Bond1810d ago

No Kojima better wait until he's ready

GuyThatPlaysGames1810d ago

I think a character voice like Borat would be cool

RedDevils1810d ago

LOL cool in a way that you would mute it, yeh xd

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ANIALATOR1361811d ago (Edited 1811d ago )

Nooooo Hayter has to do it. Unless they get the MGS4 Big Boss actor. Richard Doyle I think he was called. That could maybe work. BTW slight typo in title.

Kalowest1811d ago

"Richard Doyle" Yep that's his name.

Mounce1811d ago

I agree Snakes' voice is vital for Who is Snake, just as the voice for Kratos is uniquely vital in a manner. Everyone thinks of Kratos, you think of one of his lines done in HIS voice. Same as you can't have someone replace Morgan Freeman HIMSELF! . . .

But, under all circumstances, I'm unsure to the good acting abilities of Richard Doyle, but I as an MGS fan was fine with his voice being Big Boss in MGS4. It was older, unlike Old-Snake in MGS4 who was still old-but-gruff, but Big Boss in comparison in the likes was so old he lost his gruffy-voice so to speak?

I'd not really think anyone else is capable.

Ashunderfire861811d ago

Just like you can't replace this guy's legendary voice. All things CyberPunk!!!!

DragonKnight1811d ago

"Same as you can't have someone replace Morgan Freeman HIMSELF! . . ."


Mounce1810d ago


Hey hey now, I was just trying to be respectful to the Real Morgan Freeman, I know 2 other people who do his voice great, lol.

Like these 2:

(2nd ^NSFW)

and a few others of course..

AKS1810d ago (Edited 1810d ago )

My favorite Morgan Freeman impersonation was guy who did the voiceover used in the "Shawshank in a Minute" short.

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Donnieboi1811d ago

IF the man can't do it anymore (assuming that is why he tweeted this), then let him go. There are plenty of impressionist voice actors that could likely get the voice to sound close enough to Hayter's. Yeah, it's not exactly the same, but the man has been doing this for 15 whole years. He's no spring chicken anymore so JUST IN CASE he has to leave, I trust Konami to find a suitable replacement.

This isn't the slave days: If the man can't do or wants to stop, then let him go.

mandf1811d ago

How did this title pass the approval process?

Slatay1811d ago

it reminds me of this

"Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?"

doogiebear1811d ago

Was that (at one time) an actual article title that passed on n4g? If so, then wow.

SilentNegotiator1811d ago

"I accidentally the whole thing!!"

ArronC071811d ago

Click the cogs and report it.

DownNotOut1811d ago

must have spent too much time around Hideo

IIC0mPLeXII1811d ago

David Hayter wants to if you would do to Metal Gear Ground Zeros to you know if David Hayter. As well.